Anthony Tan's Velo Files



Vélo Files: The Outsiders

11 April 2014 | 13:00 - By Anthony Tan

According to Anthony Tan, there’s little more than a one in a hundred chance that someone whose name is not Fabian Cancellara will win this year’s Paris-Roubaix. For the peloton’s dark horses, that’s enough of a carrot for a chance to be immortalised.

Could Bradley Wiggins ride away with the prized Paris-Roubaix cobble? (AAP Images)

Could Bradley Wiggins ride away with the prized Paris-Roubaix cobble? (AAP Images)

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Vélo Files: Some Things About Flanders

08 April 2014 | 10:00 - By Anthony Tan

The 98th edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen had almost everything a cycling fan could wish for. But for Anthony Tan there were a few things missing, or at least amiss.

Omega Pharma-Quick Step may have had the numbers but they didn't have the game plan (Sirotti Images)

Omega Pharma-Quick Step may have had the numbers but they didn't have the game plan (Sirotti Images)

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Vélo Files: The Favourite

05 April 2014 | 19:30 - By Anthony Tan

So far this season, as far as pre-race favourites go, no one man stands taller than Fabian Cancellara before the Ronde van Vlaanderen. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be beaten, writes Anthony Tan.

Flanders is made for Fabian, writes Anthony Tan.

Flanders is made for Fabian, writes Anthony Tan.

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Vélo Files: Un torero y dos toros

03 April 2014 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

For Peter Sagan, the prospect of winning his first Monument looms larger than it ever has. But if he is to turn prospect into reality, he must wave the red flag early, writes Anthony Tan.

Peter Sagan wins often and easily but has yet to crack the biggest classics (AAP)

Peter Sagan wins often and easily but has yet to crack the biggest classics (AAP)

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Vélo Files: Musing Over MSR

25 March 2014 | 9:00 - By Anthony Tan

From Sunday’s Milano-San Remo there were a few things of note other than the arrival of Alexander Kristoff to the big time, writes Anthony Tan.

Fabian Cancellara...gracious in defeat? (AAP Images)

Fabian Cancellara...gracious in defeat? (AAP Images)

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Vélo Files: Six I Do, Six I Don’t

23 March 2014 | 8:00 - By Anthony Tan

In an attempt to demystify the ‘favourite’ tag seemingly awarded to every man and his bike competing in this year’s Milan-San Remo, Anthony Tan narrows the form guide down to six he sees winning, and six he doesn’t

Could Michael 'Bling' Matthews become the next Australian to win Milan-San Remo? Anthony Tan thinks so. (AAP Images)

Could Michael 'Bling' Matthews become the next Australian to win Milan-San Remo? Anthony Tan thinks so. (AAP Images)

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Vélo Files: Paris-not-so-Nice

10 March 2014 | 17:00 - By Anthony Tan

Whilst it’s true that cycling must evolve to remain relevant, to simply change for change’s sake will alienate more than attract – and there are certain elements that should remain unchanged, writes Anthony Tan.

Got it wrong?... Christian Prudhomme didn't hold back in lambasting Team Sky for its eleventh hour decision to send Richie Porte to Paris-Nice, but was the move all that surprising given the race's simpler parcours? (Getty Images)

Got it wrong?... Christian Prudhomme didn't hold back in lambasting Team Sky for its eleventh hour decision to send Richie Porte to Paris-Nice, but was the move all that surprising given the race's simpler parcours? (Getty Images)

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Vélo Files: Death By Social

02 March 2014 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

For all the benefits social media offers our 21st century world, there are arguably as many drawbacks. To the psychologically vulnerable, it may even contribute to self-harm or worse still, suicide. In the wake of recent events, Anthony Tan believes a moment or two extra could make the difference between life and death.


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